Season 02, Episode 06

S.02 / E.06

Ken Tanabe Founder, Loving Day

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Ken Tanabe is a versatile creative leader with deep design expertise, cultural fluency, and a passion for harmonizing audiences and information. His portfolio spans a broad range of categories including tech, financial, design/motion, health and wellness, cultural institutions, entertainment, and many others. Ken is the Founder of Loving Day, a holiday he created as a design-driven social change project. It commemorates Loving v. Virginia (1967), the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down laws against interracial marriage. It is now the world’s largest network of multiethnic community celebrations.

The #lovingday hashtag has trended multiple times in the top 5 on Twitter. The observance has been recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives, numerous institutions, and multiple cities including New York, LA, and DC. Ken is an award-winning adjunct professor who taught at Parsons School of Design for 16 years, including classes in creative team dynamics, management, advanced motion graphics, data visualization, thesis, digital, and print. He has been a speaker/critic at Yale, SVA, FIT, and Parsons. Ken has enjoyed public speaking engagements at over 90 venues.

At the heart of the Loving Day Project is learning from the past to improve on the present.
Ken Tanabe : Founder / Loving Day

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